France fights to keep Macron email hack from distorting election | Reuters

France fights to keep Macron email hack from distorting election | Reuters

France fights to keep Macron email hack from distorting election | Reuters

France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the country’s presidential election with a warning on Saturday it could be a criminal offence to republish the data.Macron’s team said a “massive” hack had dumped emails, documents and campaign financing information online just before campaigning ended on Friday and France entered a quiet period which forbids politicians from commenting on the leak.The data leak emerged as polls predicted Macron, a former investment banker and economy minister, was on course for a comfortable victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s election, with the last surveys showing his lead widening to around 62 percent to 38.”On the eve of the most important election for our institutions, the commission calls on everyone present on internet sites and social networks, primarily the media, but also all citizens, to show responsibility and not to pass on this content, so as not to distort the sincerity of the ballot,” the French election commission said in a statement on Saturday.

Källa: France fights to keep Macron email hack from distorting election | Reuters

How to remote hijack computers using Intel’s insecure chips: Just use an empty login string • The Register

How to remote hijack computers using Intel's insecure chips: Just use an empty login string • The Register

How to remote hijack computers using Intel’s insecure chips: Just use an empty login string • The Register

Code dive You can remotely commandeer and control computers that use vulnerable Intel chipsets by sending them empty authentication strings.You read that right. When you’re expected to send a password hash, you send zero bytes. Nothing. Nada. And you’ll be rewarded with powerful low-level access to a vulnerable box’s hardware from across the network – or across the internet if the management interface faces the public web.Remember that the next time Intel, a $180bn international semiconductor giant, talks about how important it treats security.To recap: Intel provides a remote management toolkit called AMT for its business and enterprise-friendly processors; this software is part of Chipzilla’s vPro suite and runs at the firmware level, below and out of sight of Windows, Linux, or whatever operating system you’re using. The code runs on Intel’s Management Engine, a tiny secret computer within your computer that has full control of the hardware and talks directly to the network port, allowing a device to be remotely controlled regardless of whatever OS and applications are running, or not, above it.

Källa: How to remote hijack computers using Intel’s insecure chips: Just use an empty login string • The Register

Backstroke

Backstroke

Backstroke

Two runaway teens steal a car with dreams of heading down to Florida, but things take a dark turn after a dangerous game.
Written and Directed by Robbie Barclay
Starring Josefine Christofferson, Shemar Jonas and Tom Frank
Director of Photography – Daniel April
Camera Operator – John Kopec
AC – Quinton Brogan
Gaffer – Chris Husta
AD – Conrad Sokolowski
HMU – Elvira Gonzalez
Location Sound – Aaron Sandler
Boom Operators – Carmen Sanchez, Jack Bradley
Sound Designer – Billy Feldman
Voice Over – Lynn Sher
Editor – Robbie Barclay
Creative Consultant – Sean Gradwell
Original Score – Dylan Glatthorn
Music – Waylon Thorton and the Heavy Hands theheavyhands.bandcamp.com/
Colorist – Kath Raisch
Title Design – Paul Tuorto
Producer – Ryan Biazon
Associate Producer – Luke Wright
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Förvandla dina bilder till serieteckningar

Förvandla dina bilder till serieteckningar

Förvandla dina bilder till serieteckningar

Förvandla dina bilder till serieteckningar med PopDotComics.

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Create a comic worthy of the Sunday newspaper or your favorite pulp-fiction cover.

Pop Dot Comic is a fun way to create comic-book style illustrations from your snapshot or ones taken of your friends and family. Pop Dot Comic applies thick outlines, bold colors, and plenty of benday dots to newsprint or pulp papers to give every creation the look of one that’s been printed or published.

In the past, halftones were tediously inked in by cartoon artists or created in darkrooms. With Pop Dot Comic you can easily and quickly convert your photo into a comic book drawing that’s worthy enough for the Sunday newspaper or your favorite pulp-fiction cover. With a library of included “Fun Stuff”, custom messages can be added to speech bubbles and sound effects will give your creation “POW”. When your finished creating a comic book photo save it to your library or post them to your friends and family for funny moments.

COMIC STYLES
• Sunday Comics — Creates a Cartoon Photo

• Halftone — Transforms a photo into a Halftone Newspaper Photo

• Pop Comics — Converts photos into a bright Pop Art Lichtenstein-style Cartoon

• Pulp Comics — Renders a Cartoon with Vintage Color on Aged Pulp Paper

• Noir Comics — Creates a contrasted toned or blk/white Comic with selective color like those used in the Sin City series

Pop Dot Comics is a professional cartoon effect that can be done directly on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

•Convert all your images and pictures into cartoon-style effect quickly
•Choose a preset for a quick start
•Use large photos for a high-end result!
•Crop your photo to remove unwanted parts of an image
•Choose between 5 comic styles: Sunday Comics, Halftone, Noir Comics, Pop Comics, Pulp Comics
•Make adjustments to outlines, color, border width, border inset and pulp papers
•Choose between Dots, Lines and Halftones
•Edit and resize “Fun Stuff” and “Bubbles” with an easy one-finger gesture
•Share via Email, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
•Save to Camera Roll

Easy to Use
•Tap to edit type in speech & thought bubbles
•Long Press to delete fun stuff and bubbles
•Pull edges of fun stuff and speech bubbles to resize
•Touch and hold center to move

FEATURES
Benday Dots — like those used in the traditional printing process. Benday Dots are two (or more) different small, colored dots combined to create a third color. Back in the day, pulp comic books used Benday Dots in primary colors to inexpensively create the secondary colors such as flesh tone.

Fully adjustable control on all aspects of the process: Dot or Line size, Outline size, Color variation, Border: Width, Inset, Color & Corner Radius.

INCLUDES
Newsprint and Pulp Papers

UNIVERSAL FEATURES
All JixiPix Apps come with: Superior Customer Service, Support for High-Resolution Images & Output, Undo/Redo, Randomize Button, Quick Presets and the ability to create Custom Presets, Cropping with the ability to specify aspect ratio, Quick Preview, Email, Print, and the ability to post directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. We also have an online art gallery and invite our user’s to display their artistic creations on it: http://www.flickr.com/groups/jixipixcreations/

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Apple kan lägga beslag på dokumentär om Purple Rain

Apple kan lägga beslag på dokumentär om Purple Rain

Apple kan lägga beslag på dokumentär om Purple Rain

Apple jobbar på att kunna köpa de exklusiva rättigheterna till en konsertfilm, Purple Rain, med Prince.

Det kan bli nästa exklusiva material för Apple Music och konserten är hittills ännu ej visat material som spelats in i en liten klubb strax innan lanseringen av Purple Rain.

The Prince estate is trying to interest a major music streaming service in the exclusive rights to an unreleased concert film. It was recorded in a Minneapolis nightclub just prior to, and containing songs from, his 1984 movie Purple Rain. There’s additional footage on the table, too — enough to make a documentary about the filmed show. The potentially multimillion-dollar deal hasn’t been finalized, but the estate is shopping the goods around to non-Spotify streaming providers like Apple Music, according to Billboard.

Engadget